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to respond to its new air defense identification zone over the east china sea. last month chinese defense officials said that all foreign aircraft traveling through the selling must give prior notice and follow orders when facing emergency measures. us vice president joe biden spoke to reporters after meeting chinese leaders choose three students the establishment of new air defense identification zone has to state the obvious cause significant effort into the region aiden also called on china to set up of lines with neighboring countries to avoid unintended consequences foreign ministry spokesperson hallway responded to the poet's about a meeting between biden and chinese president change in playing the previous day regarding china's position on the new air defense identification zone it conforms to international law and practice chinese leaders asked us to respect the security zone and take an objective and fair attitude also said the missing corn outcome was that both sides agreed to strengthen dialogue and cooperation to create a new model of bilateral relations. air defense identific
to the senate floor today to update members on the status of the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2014. before the break, we spent a week on the senate floor trying to bring more amendments up and to have them debated and voted on, but we were unable to do so. we tried to reach agreement to limit consideration to defense-related amendments, but we were unable to do that. we trade to get consent to vote on two sexual assault amendmen s that had been fully debated but we could not get that accident. -- get that consent. we tried to get consent to lock in additional votes but we were unable to do so. at this point, mr. president, the house of representatives will be adjourning for the year at the end of this week. and there is simply no way that we can debate and vote on those amendments to the pending bill, to get cloture, to pass the bill, to go to conference with the house, to get a conference report written and to have it adopted by the house of representatives all before the house goes out of session this friday. there just simply is no way that all of those events can take
2014 for military activities of the department of defense and so forth and for other purposes. the presiding officer: the senator from michigan. mr. levin: before me left for the thanksgiving break, senator inhofe and i said that we would come to the senate floor today to update members on the status of the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2014. before the break, we spent a week on the senate floor trying to bring more amendments up and to have them debated and voted on, but we were unable to do so. we tried to reach agreement to limit consideration to defense-related amendments, but we were unable to do that. we trade to get consent to vote on two sexual assault amendmen s that had been fully debated but we could not get that accident. -- get that consent. we tried to get consent to lock in additional votes but we were unable to do so. at this point, mr. president, the house of representatives will be adjourning for the year at the end of this week. and there is simply no way that we can debate and vote on those amendments to the pending bill, to get cloture
like an army and act like an army but not a real army and they are from japan self-defense exercise earlier this year. under japan constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself international questions are asked if japan should rethink the role of its armed forces. and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's prime minister has been pushing nps all year to change the constitution. long-term defense guidelines will be introduced in december and a national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope his visit will herald a new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of the air defense zone. >> translator: the united states took action against the behavior and could make our relationship closer and might help the kind of relationship that is fit for true allies. >> reporter: the timing of the visit really could not have come at a more opportune for tokyo and
military personnel costs and their impact on the defense department budget. "washington journal" is next. host: eight of the biggest tech companies are calling for tighter control on government surveillance. joining far gases -- joining forces, the companies including google, microsoft, and twitter sent an open letter to president brock obama, arguing that while governments have a duty to protect citizens, recent revelations highlight the needs to reform group -- to reform government surveillance practices worldwide. the revelations have shaken the tech industry. it has heightened calls for surveillance reform. that is our topic today. has government surveillance gone too far? welcome to "washington journal. we want to hear from you this morning. the numbers are -- you can also reach out to us on social media. take a look at the headlines. first in "usa today," -- that investigation coming out this morning, it details how public service agencies are using that surveillance data. let's talk about the eight tech companies calling for more surveillance limits. those include apple, google, m
it done now. also the farm bill, that includes the food assistance program, or snap, and the defense bill. the national defense authorization act. and budget negotiations, stephanie. this is one that everyone is watching. because the last time congress couldn't come to terms we saw that government shut down back in october. they would like to get some work done now to get some ground work laid, stephanie. >> a lot of important stuff to deal with and not a lot of time. libby thank you. >>> mexican authorities are searching for a stolen truck carrying extremely dangerous radioactive material. it was taken on monday. it's not clear how much of the material was in the truck or who may have stolen it. cobalt 60 is used in cancer treatments but could also be used in a dirty bomb. >>> vice president joe biden is in china, but they haven't spoken publicly about the air defense zone over the china sea. however, there was an editorial accusing the u.s. of taking japan's side. biden and the chinese president did talk about improving relations between the two countries. >>> u.s. and other nato leader
in on those sweet benefits. just ask secretary of defense and man who was crying just before you walked in, chuck hagel. >> when the supreme court issued its decision on the defense of marriage act this summer, the department of defense immediately began working on providing same benefits, same benefits to all eligible spouses, regardless of sexual orientation. we did it because everyone who serves our country in uniform, everyone in this country, should receive all the benefits they deserve and they've earned. >> stephen: folks, these benefits just encourage the destructive gay hook-up culture. meeting your spouse in some windowless back room to provide hot, sweaty dental coverage. thankfully, one brave state, oklahoma, is fighting to remain okla-hetero. its constitution already bans same-sex marriage. otherwise, oklahoma would be a gay mecca. think of all the things they have to offer the gays-- the musical... that's it. ( applause ) so oklahoma did the right thing and took away some rights. jim? >> the national guard has stopped processing same-sex couples benefits after getting an ord
. auburn strikes back. marshall fakes out the defense and the camera. 38 yards for the touchdown. missouri answers. james franklin, perfect strike 28 yard pitch and catch. they put up a championship record 55 first half points. recovers for the score. over 500 yards rushing on the game. led the way, 52 yard run, tackled out of bound, three plays later, three-yard touchdown. this game is a shootout. it looks like auburn is over the top in the 4th quarter. oklahoma. oklahoma state, first quarter jalen saunders on the punt return for oklahoma. bugs it outside. he's gone. 54 yard, game tied at 7. bob stoups holding nothing back, trailing in the 3rd. 8 yards to michael honeycutt. sooners trailing again, corner of the end zone, saunders got it. stoups is jacked. oklahoma wins 33-34. o.k. state eliminated with the loss. the calls to beth teams early. tied at 3 in the third. 11 yards to antoine goodly. bear, next drive. levi norwood, 287 yards in the air. after a defensive interception, he ices it. 18-yard touchdown run. baylor wins the big 12. they will likely get an invite to the bowl. sherwood
. there were questions about what is a stand your ground defense. in the george zimmerman case the stand your ground defense was not used. there was a preliminary hearing available if the defense was used to throw the charges out. and as you know, i am sure you followed it it was not used in that case. it's hard to put a finger on the statistics as to how much it was used as a defense. >> it will be interesting to see what prosecutors do in this case. >> now to the release of the 911 calls from the sandy hook elementary school. we spent a lot of time discussing whether to play them. we decided not to play them. we feel there is new information from the recordings that you should know and randall pinkston has that. >> the phones in the newtown police emergency services were ringing off the hook. i heard seven calls that came in after the first shots were fired in sandy hook elementary school. at about 9:35 a flightened woman reached the dispatcher saying she was inside the school building and glimpsed someone running down the hallway with a gun: >> there was a phone call from a school teacher
to him. >> thank you. >> secretary of defense arrived in afghanistan today to visit troops. u.s. and afghanistan are on a stand still with a security pact. hamid karzai said he won't sign the agreement until after election. hagel did address the issue. >> the minister of defense assured me that the b.s.a. would be signed. >> the defense ministers will meet in february on afghanistan. >> mark morgan is here with the supports headlines. the college football regular season is almost over. >> i got the sense you want an upset tonight. >> i always root for the underdog, no matter what. >> stay tuned. we're going to see what happens tonight, how this plays out. the task is clear, a win for each team tonight and they will square off in the b.c.s. title game january 6. the seminoles are heavy favorites to beat duke in the a.c.c. championship became and ohio state is expected to have a tougher time in the big 10 title game, thes buckeyes taking on 1-loss michigan state. a loss by either would open the door for others to slide in the national title game. >> robinson cano is bolting the
reached levels not seen in years. >> south korea raised the stakes expand its air defense zone. it follows a move by china. the south ean and chinese areas overlap. japan says they'll talk with their neighbours about access. >> it's a direct response to china's extension of its air zone. that extension overlaps seen's air defense zone and pertinently japan's one. china and japan over the island. that's an area includeing a reef. there is a south korean scientific research station built on that, it has a helipad on it and is under de facto south korean control. because of an accident in history when the americans drew the air defense zone, it didn't include that area or two other south korean islands which are not under dispute. this is an opportunity for south korea to right what many are surprised to see was the current situation and extend its own zone further south, allowing an ease of the military operation. the seen government making it clear that it is doing things in a different way to beijing, saying it consulting with its neighbours and with the u.s. >> the french president issued
be enacted in our nation's defense department. we haven't even got an audit of the defense department. year after year after year we demand that an audit be conducted by the department of defense by a certain year, and it's never happened. and so we're not apologists. in fact, i believe that the chairman and ranking member have been zealous in their efforts to reduce waste and mismanagement and duplication in the armed services, in the defense department through their work on the armed services committee. but the morale of our men and women who are serving is being harmed, and it's not something that shows up in dollars and cents. but it does show up over time. i would ask the senator from michigan, it does show up over time in their willingness to remain in the military. i was recently down at fort campbell, kentucky, with the senator from tennessee, senator alexander, and we had an excellent briefing from the colonels and the generals, and the chief master sergeants of the united states army there. and unanimous, unanimous was their view that they believe that we in the congress of the un
health issues, just to name a few, as well as our defense industry. there's no longer any room in these budgets to accommodate all of these expenses just to pay what we need to pay to keep these programs going. that is why we have to say sequestration has got to go, and that is why the next nine days you'll hear more and more speak about sequestration and the fact that we must act on it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. moran: to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. moran: the safe climate caucus has brought to the house floor the reality and the ramifications of climate change. there was a recent report from three very reputable think tanks entitled "the arab spring" and "climate change." let me quote from a couple of the troubling and illuminating conclusions. a prolonged and severe drought during the winter of 2010 in china contributed to global wheat shorta
, chinese defense officials issued a statement reaffirming the military claim on the area. >> protesters in thailand are cleaning up the mess, hoping to tidy up the streets. a leader said demonstrations would be suspended out of respect for the king, but would resume for the ceremony honouring him. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> it's music to their ears, professional musicians getting health insurance for the first time. why some are jumping on the obamacare bandwagon. >>> a new way to plan for the golder years. 401k advisors with a different domestic philosophy. >> and one of the most chaotic places on earth. you are looking live at the christmas tree in new york city. the tree will be lit tonight. tÑ >>> you're waking up to a live look at denver international airport where the snow is falling and more is on the way. >> good morning to you and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the possible pitfalls in what is a popular way to save for retirement. first, let's check out what the temperatures are doing across the nation. meteorologist nicole mitchell. >
generals of the south african defense force escort him up as a guard of honor, i said look what i've lived to see. these owners of the power of the state pledging their allegiance and providing a guard of honor to their new president who happens to be black. a peaceful transfer of power. and then at that very first moment of the inauguration, he started to show what he was going to do with respect to reconciliation by having his jailers in the front row and as he said so often, i will not secretory because because if i did that, my mind would still be in prison. so he's gone physically but his presence will be with us in generations to come. >> you were a national security advisor to a president, charp of the joint chiefs of staff. secretary of state. attending that inauguration nelson mandela in south africa in 1994, where does that rank among the thrills of your career? >> one of the top. i mean i was retired then. i was just a retired gi and i was privileged to be invited by president clinton and haven't gore and then first lady clinton to be part of the delegation and it rated at one o
, but they have one thing in common. what nelson mandela left behind - the right to vote. >> secretary of defense chuck hagel arrived in afghanistan to visit troops. they were at a standstill on a security agreement. afghan president said he would not sign the agreement until next year. hamid karzai said he was not there to lobby hamid karzai. >> i was assured it would be signed. >> there'll be progress in february, when the n.a.t.o. people will meet on afghanistan. >> a date in infamy, pearl harbour was attacked. 400 japanese planes bombarded the u.s., pushing them into world war ii. >> today thousands gathered at pearl harbour, including veterans and survivors. it was held on the shore. >> still ahead on al jazeera, why the prime minister of thailand says she will not use force against angry protesters. plus, why the feds are telling people to skip the paper elections when applying for health care. >> protesters in the ukraine return to the street in force. the president met with russian president vladimir putin. it sparked fear that is an economic deal may be reached with russia, further dista
gets both of the sun devils touchdown and it was 28-14 at halftime. second half was more of a defensive battle. the stanford defense stopping asu on a 4th and goal play. that in the final seconds of the 3rd quarter and in the 4th, kevin hogan from his own end zone put one on the monto cajuste. da78-yard play. it sets the offense for the final nail that came when hogan threw to montgomery in the end zone, great throw and catch. stanford's lead grows to 38-14 and this is what they were playing for. for the second straight season they will represent the pac-12 in the rhodes bowl. that hasn't happened at stanford since the early '80,gaffney rushed for 133 yard as the cardinals roll up 517 yards of offense in all, short of playing for the national championship it doesn't get much better than that. lots to be decided in other games around the country. national championships as well as rose bowl ramifications in the big 10 title game. michigan game over second- ranked ohio state, which needed to win to play for it all in january. the spartans scoring the first 17 points of the game. mumphery t
weather is returning. i'll have a look at where we can expect a freeze warning by morning. . >>> defense secretary chuck hagel flies to afghanistan today. the surprise visit and part of his week-long middle east tour, this is video of defense secretary chuck hagel yesterday when he was meeting with american soldiers in bahrain. there he is. the pentagon says he is traveling to afghanistan to thank troops for their service. he does not plan to meet with afghan president karzai who is can currently in a dispute with the white house because he is refusing to sign a security agreement that would allow u.s. troops to stay in afghanistan past 2014. defense secretary chuck hagel announced that the afghan defense minister reassured him that the security deal will be signed in a timely manner. >>> a high school in illinois is making headlines for a controversial new policy that requires students to submit to random alcohol tests. the school is owfd chicago. this fall the private catholic school began weekly alcohol testing. using hair samples the tests can reveal if a student has had more than an
. >> twenty-five soldiers were killed in a suicide attack at the yemen defense three. a car bomb wait went off. shortly after the bombing gunmen opened fire. no one has claimed responsibility. the interim government has had ongoing problems with al qaeda linked groups and northern rebels. >> secretary of state john kerry is meeting with the palestinian officials hoo today. nick joins us live from jerusalem with more on kerry's visit. >> kerry arrives with a huge agenda. pushing forward middle east peace. before he talks about peace he needs to reassure israel over iran. today a chummy secretary of state gave an unambiguous report, the u.s. has israel's back. >> the bond between the united states and israel is unbreakable. occasionally we may have a dinse of a tactical measure we do not have a difference about the fundamental strategy that we seek with respect to the security of israel. >> kerry us used the word ten ts in seven minutes it freezes iran's nuclear program. but kerry says they share a long term goal to dismantle their nuclear capacity. >> we'll consult closely and continually w
, the highflying showstopper, big-time performer! sam thompson. maryland has a lot of work to do defensively. george mason loss to south florida. paul hewitt suspended a player for stopping on a south fuller player during the game. he said it is inexcusable and not what we expect from a student athlete. all hewitt did not specify the light of the suspension, but he will not play against oklahoma sunday. suarez, of the day, scoring four goals, including that 40 yard bomb. he also had an assist. what a performance. one other college maskable know, georgetown plays high point tonight at the verizon center, game time at 7:00. >> former south african president nelson mandela dead at the age of 95. these are live pictures from south africa, the republic with their outpouring of grief. famous apollo theater in harlem is paying tribute. they change their marquee to remember the man. he changed our world. >> president obama said he cannot imagine his own life without the example of nelson mandela. nelson mandela, dead at the age of 95. >> a final look at the weather forecast? 4:30,ly tomorrow morning
. >> highway transportation authorities want to stress pretreating the roadways are a defense, not a guarantee they will not ice over. particularly if you are headed to the game, you are urged to do three things. one, give yourself plenty of time. .wo, reduce your speed three, you are supposed to do snow tires. the authorities are asking that you call 511 from any phone to get the latest conditions on the roads. that is the latest from alligator a, robert liles, -- that is the latest from alexandria, robert lyles, abc 7 news. >> metro says they will have a change to allow crews to prepare and respond to any problems ahead of the monday morning commute. more than a dozen deaths have been blamed on the winter storm that is about to hit us. many of the victims died on slick roads, including the pickup driver who hit in icy patch in texas, then flipped over a guardrail into the water below. there were powerlines that snapped in several states, leaving thousands in the dark. the weather is leading to hundreds of flight cancellations. stay with abc seven news and wjla.com as we track the storm. get
defense zone over the east china sea. they also talked about the nuclear issue. no word if he was able to confirm if he sacked his uncle. i spoke with jon huntsman who left that post to seek the republican nomination in 2012. i asked him what he made of biden's diplomatic efforts. >> so his language chosen is deeply concerning. >> yeah, that's the terminology. a lot of what goes on with our ally japan and korea to some extent is absolutely critical at this point. and the language used, i think was appropriate given the circumstances. now it will play out in beijing. the new leader of china was asked who we got to know on a personal level. xi was vice president before he was president of china. it's quite unusual for the head of china to accord this amount of time to the president of the united states. so he is giving him a private dinner, he spent two hours with him in a bilateral meeting. so that is taking us all in a direction that defines parameters around the drama playing out in the east china sea. how do you get them talking? how do you build confidence and greater trust between
deal between the countries will be signed in a timely fashion. u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel arrived in afghanistan. the pact deals with international forces behind 2014. it was finalised after hamid karzai said he would not sign it until after elections next year. >> protesters in ukraine returned to the streets in force. the president met with russian president vladimir putin. the meeting sparked fears an economic deal may be reached and russia, furthering the distance with the european union. >> there are reports that the ukrainian leader viktor ych signed a deal with russia securing, according to reports, $17 billion worth of aid. you -- ukraine, of course, needs the money to pay its creditors. the country's reserves are running live. it's in dire economic circumstances. these reports about the deal with russia are unconfirmed. of course they spread more anger amongst the demonstrators here in independent square in central kiev because, of course, they want ukraine to go towards the european union and it was failure to sign a deal with the e.u. that prompted all the prot
secretary of defense, wonderful public servant, had served under seven presidents, when i first came in i asked him so, bob, you got nyad vice for me. he said, mr. president, just understand you got a lot of people working for you. somebody somewhere is screwing something up. that's true. [ laughter ] so i have to consistently push on every cabinet secretary on every single agency how can we do things better and we can do things better. >> john meacham what is your take on his perspective on his own administration. >> i think it's realistic. president kennedy said defeat is an orphan and victory has a thousand fathers. that's true whether it's a government agency or private institution. there's always the difficulty of pulling these things off, complex operations. but all that said, you know, he ran for the office and so you take the responsibility, and i think he's showing a little sense of humor there but i think given the scale of this particular screw up, that was -- some conversations he should have had on the front end. >> yes a little bit earlier. chris covered an awful ground. lat
is single and lives with his father in this waldorf townhome. his defense attorney argued for release before trial saying there's no potential danger now, that washington is stripped of his badge and gun and after he turned himself in after first being questioned and released in the case. washington is an iraq war veteran with an unblemished military and police record his defense attorney said. it came out at this detention hearing this afternoon the judge saying a search warrant was signed a few hours ago to search washington's police locker and his cell phone. we'll know more of the results of that search in 24 hours or so. in the meantime the judge did say he is satisfied without a badge and gun that washington could be released on home detention, but again the judge stayed his own order for 24 hours so prosecutors could appeal. so for the moment, for the next 24 hours, washington will stay in federal detention. reporting live at the federal courthouse downtown scott broom, wusa9. >>> tonight metropolitan police department is investing another officer for possibly having a relationship wi
. jury selection for jordan lynn grand began just a short time ago. both the prosecution and the defense agree that grand pushed her husband of all of eight days to his death. in glacier national park. the question for jurors is this. will her act be deemed as murder or was it an accident caused by self-defense? cody johnson disappeared july 7th. four days later, gram led friends and relatives to a popular spot in the park where they found johnson's body. >>> and susan boyle, you remember her. the soft-spoken scott charmed her way into our hearts when she became a reality tv sensation basically over night. ♪ i dreamed a dream of time gone by ♪ >> still gives me goosebumps. now the hit recording artist has made a major revelation. she told the observer newspaper she was diagnosed last year with the development disorder asperger's syndrome. this is significant because when she was a child, doctors said she suffered from brain damage. let's talk about this with our medical correspondent, elizabeth cohen. what is asperger's syndrome, and what does this mean for her as far as this revised
headlines, vice president joe biden says china's new air defense zone over the east china sea is causing significant apprehension. he's in beijing meeting with the country's top leaders. biden says he expressed washington's firm position and expectations regarding the zone. the air space is over a disputed island chain claimed by both china and japan. biden will be heading to seoul, the last stop on his asian tour. >>> john kerry is meeting with benjamin netanyahu. kerry will try to push the mideast peace process forward and meet with president mahmoud abbas in the west bank later today. >>> new developments in the massive yarnell hill fire. it killed 19 elite firefighters last year. it accused the administration of forestry of failing to have a proper plan to combat that forest fire. they've been fined more than $500,000 for workplace violations during the tragedy and has 15 days to appeal. >>> they've wrapped up the rape investigation of jameis winston. a news conference is scheduled to are this afternoon. winston is a leading candidate for the heisman trophy. many voters are waiting t
china the air defense identification zone. provocative to be a attempt to unilaterally contain east chinaquo in the sea. that increases the risk of miscalculation. and e consulting coordinating closely with japan, the republic of korea and our allies in the region. china announced the adiz. newly announced diz even though it overlapped with the adizs and includes japan.ry administered by we do not accept the legitimacy requirements for newly declared adiz and china caused confusion the increase of the accidents underlines the need rescind the procedures. and our actions have demonstrated, we believe these provocations are and e risks of provocation we don't accept the legitimacy of what china announced. we're holding important meetings. > carrying that specific message you just had directly to the chinese leaders? >> yes. that with the re regulation of the civilian aircraft. identify and go to the the china has now requested even though it does not recognize and consider adiz invalid? >> for safety and security of passengers, u.s. carriers operating internationally perate consistent
like to sow get tackled, including the defense spending bill and food stamps and agriculture agenda. and he's trying to push congress to extend unemployment benefits. long-term unemployment benefits set to expire on the 28th. they give 18 months of benefits to americans out of work. and if congress doesn't act it drops down to 18 months or less than that. >> christmastime is no time to tell 1 million of americans that they have lost their unemployment insurance which is what will happen if congress does not act before they leave on holiday vacation. >> now congress is on track, tony, to have a historically low number of laws put into action this year. we're looking at 60 so far. house speaker john boehner, leader of the republicans and house overall had this push back against democrats who he's blaming for the lack of action. >> the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. many of them would help our economy and boost job creation. nearly 150 bills passed by this house yet to be acted on by the senate. >> regardless of the f
. >> major, thank you. >>> joe biden is taking a stand this morning over china's air defense zone. biden arrived in south korea today after wrapping up a two day visit to china. he spoke in beijing about china's territorial dispute with japan. >> china's recent and sudden announcement about the air defense identification zone has to state the obvious, cause apprehension in the region. i was very direct about our firm position and our expectations in my conversations with the president. >> biden met with the president five hours wednesday. today biden criticized china's crack down on american journal oust working in the country. he says innation thrives where people speak freely and newspapers report the truth without fear. >>> congress is getting close to the end of this year's season and on track to be the least productive congress in american history. but members of congress are tackling some issues including the eternal question, is there life on other planets? really? nancy cordes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: sad but true. good morning norah, c
. they have got really good players and all 3 levels on defense. offensively they are good good complete team. >> now chris peterson offered turned down more jobs than you can count but the man who built boise state into national power is leaving university washington replace steve who went to usc. peterson into-12 with the broncos. worth 3 and half million dollars each year. line up on 7, oklahoma and oklahoma statement bedlam. at 5:00 o'clock top rank florida state with winston. against duke in the acc title game. highlights at 8:30 on lexus after the game. nba laker star bryant will make the season debut against the raptors sunday at the staple center. tearing the 10 didn't gym against the were yours eight months ago. he announced the news on his own face back page. >> and whole lot of money for second baseman robinson leaving yankees for seattle 10 year 240 million dollar contract. yankees offered 160 chump change. 5 time all star hit 27 homer last year. history says 10 year contract generally not a good they think. unless they are for anchor men. then no question notch question
unexpected come to his defense. congressman tom cotton. it all started after he released this ad on his face. >> i'm not ashamed to say that i believe in god and i believe in his word. the bible teaches us no one has all the answers. only god does. neither political party is always right. this is my compass. my north star. it gives me comfort and guidance to do what's best for arkansas. i'm mark pryor and i approved this message because this is who i am and what i believe. >> the national republican senatorial committee attacked pryor for the ad, noting that last year he said the bible is really not a rule book for political issues. the committee's communications director wrote so is the bible mark pryor's compass providing the guidance to do what's best or is it not a good rule book for political issues and rules in the senate. guess it's which mark pryor you ask. they write that is an incredibly bizarre and offensive e-mail from the press secretary. we should all agree that america is better off when the public officials in both parties have the humility to seek guidance from god. marco ru
. >> it is self-defense. you have a guy who will steal every last job from you if they can. rick perry -- he is glad they are up here right now. while we are up here talking, he had his people on the phone to ohio and oklahoma stealing their jobs. >> we fish where the fish are. and generally speaking, i am spending a lot more time in california or illinois and new york than i am in oklahoma. >> we just beat him in football. [laughter] >> you know how to hurt a person, mary. >> but listen to talk to you about the pro-business environment and see what governor perry has been doing for over a decade. there was a great moment when mikael gorbachev was talking to the canadian prime mr. mulroney and gorbachev said don't lecture me on your capitalism and your nterprise. mulroney said i'm not going to lecture you. do you think i want competition? that sort of competition, you don't care if you -- you don't care if california and jerry brown straighten it out. >> i want tell -- to be successful because they are so important to our country, but you're not going to be better, whether you are an athlete
on the defense ministry in yemen. at least 32 people were killed in the attack. the u.s. military has raised the status in that region. >>> president obama will propose reforms for the nsa after the allegations of snooping. the president spoke on msnbc "hardball" with chris matthews. >> i'll be proposing some self-restraint on the nsa and to initiate some reforms that can give people more confidence. >> the president said that people at the nsa generally are looking out for the safety of the american people and are not interested in reading e-mails and text messages. >>> good news about unemployment. it is a five-year low. it is down 0.3% from the month before. the economy added 203,000 new jobs. >>> encouraging news about the pilot whales stranded in shallow water in the florida evergrades. officials say most of the whales, at least 35 of them, were able to swim into deeper water on thursday. officials are now tracking them from boats and from the air. good news there. >>> well, prosecutors have decided not to bring charges against heisman trophy favorite jameis winston. the florida state q
. >>> well, defense secretary chuck hagel is visiting u.s. troops today. during a surprise trip to afghanistan. he also met with afghan officials to discuss a security agreement which would allow some of the nato-led troops to stay in the country past 2014. the pact still hasn't been signed by afghan president hamid karzai, but hagel said that his afghan counterpart assured him the agreement would be reached in, quote, a timely manner. >>> well, the white house once said that president obama didn't know one of his uncles. turns out, he actually lived with him. briefly. is this a big deal? we'll tell you. that story next. we're aig. and we're here. to help secure retirements and protect financial futures. to help communities recover and rebuild. for companies going from garage to global. on the ground, in the air, even into space. we repaid every dollar america lent us. and gave america back a profit. we're here to keep our promises. to help you realize a better tomorrow. from the families of aig, happy holidays. life with crohn's disease ois a daily game of "what if's". what if
why she feels she's on trial there. the defense is in effect -- we were given permission to use these cards, in part because she was on drugs. we were working long hours because she was on drugs. that becomes a crucial part of the defense here. if these jurors don't believe that she was abusing drugs, i think this case is over. if they do, it still doesn't mean they're getting off. >> it gets complicated because charles saatchi has recanted on his accusations. but there's e-mails that say, the assistants will get off because of her, nigella's, drug use. >> and that's what is so powerful here. although he does make a comment at the very end of that e-mail, suggesting that they still did it. but his powerful words in an e-mail, you can't take that away. you can say, yes, i didn't mean it. i meant it as hyperbole. i was trying to make a point. but those are powerful words. the question is whether the jurors are going to take it literally or not. but you can understand. she's sitting there on the stand, as we speak, why she feels like this isn't their trial. this is my trial. everyo
this morning from u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel. he landed in kabul for unannounced visit and now it's announced. the pentagon says he is there to thank troops for their service and commend the progress they have made in afghanistan this year. >>> update on a story we told you about here on "today." you remember the video of a chaotic traffic stop in new mexico back in october? a woman was stopped for speeding after getting into an argument with the officer. she drove off. resulting in a police chase that ended with the officer firing several rounds into the woman's car full of children. well, that officer who opened fire on the minivan montoya has since been fired. >>> six men tested for possible radiation exposure are out of the hospital this morning but still in police custody. of the six, the state health department said only one showed signs of radiation exposure but in good health. they were carrying highly radioactive cobalt-60. >>> we being us, he being the president, we lit our rock center tree on wednesday. last night, the president did the honors. he lit a 31-foot tall col
brennan has more. >> reporter: defense secretary chuck hagel climbed aboard a ship with a message -- a diplomatic breakthrough with iran doesn't change the threat level in the region or the u.s. military presence. >> this region is is dangerous. it's combustible. it's unstable. but having a steady american hand in this region to help our allies and reassure our allies is really key. >> reporter: the ussponce is part of the nave fleet which defends american assets. this ship is the pentagon's first command and staging base in the persian gulf. it's 120 miles off the coast of iran and it's outfitted with small drone aircraft underwater drones and helicopters to hunt for mines. it's a reminder to the region that the u.s. will use force if necessary. that force in the region includes 35,000 military personnel in the persian gulf alone. and an array of radar and missile defense capabilities plus a fleet of f-22 fighter jets based in nearby qatar. hagel highlighted those assets while trying to reassure nervous regional ailing lie sllies that the u.s. is here to s
. tamron. >> thank you very much. >>> well, a deadly attack on the defense mintry in yemen this morning. the attackers were said to be wearing yemeni army uniforms. dozens were killed or wounded. no claim of responsibility as of yet. >>> despite pleas from families and investigators they not be released. officials in connecticut on wednesday did make public more than 20 minutes of 911 calls that came in during last year's shooting at sandy hook elementary school. the calls urged police to come quickly. in some calls shots can be heard. in one, a teacher shot in the foot told police there's children in this room. overall, the tapes show calm, bravery and professionalism. nbc news has made a decision out of respect for the families not to play those tapes. >> we should talk about that for a second more. we are coming up on the one-year anniversary of the shootings. the families said please to media outlets, don't play the tapes. our policy, the decision was made based on this idea that if we had found something in those tapes that significantly advanced the story, that told us more about
headlines. president obama spoke out in defense of healthcare.gov in a wide-ranging interview with msnbc. the president says the website is now working and there's no reason for people to go without insurance. he defended his management of the rollout saying he is holding every cabinet member accountable. >>> no claim of responsibility yet in the shooting death of an american teacher in libya. ronald thomas smith was killed in a drive-by shooting in benghazi on thursday. his death comes days after al qaeda called for libyans to attack u.s. interests as revenge for october's capture of a suspect off the streets of tripoli. american officials are pushing authorities in libya for a vigorous investigation. >>> secretary of state john kerry meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu before returning to the united states. he was pledged to support the jewish state security throughout separate negotiations with iran and the palestinians. kerry's comments served as a peace offering to netanyahu called the deal between iran and world pou pers and his torque mistake. >>> the engineer b
tecce, former federal prosecutor with us. arthur aidala, former prosecutor and defense attorney and fox news analyst. legally is there a recourse here and they're diplomats and they are protectd? >> unfortunately they are not. government spent a bunch of money going after bunch of diplomats and jeopardized our relationship with russia. it is horrible thing they took million dollars worth of taxpayer money and why did the u.s. attorney's office and department of justice use all this money to prosecute these guys? the obama administration wasted millions of dollars advertising obamacare. it doesn't make any sense to me. jenna: why follow the charges if there is no way to follow through on them or is there? >> only legitimate reason to think of to get the fraud to stop. you can make it stop without presenting indictments to the grand jury and do all the other stuff. jenna: arthur, do you agree with that. >> i think preet bharara, the u.s. attorney is confronted, he get as case. probably has a crop tatetores. says this is what is going on. here is blatant fraud. here is blatant ripping off
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